HC Deb 24 June 1919 vol 117 c41W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether the oil found in Derbyshire is of a kind that could be used in the internal-combustion engines of ships?


The oil could not be safely used for such a purpose in a crude state, but a certain proportion of the refined products should be quite suitable for internal-combustion engines afloat. The exact percentage would depend on the whole refining arrangements and the various grades of oil which it was desired to manufacture.